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Yemeni governments of the 1990s

   

1990 | 1993 | 1994 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998


Government list, 1990

President: Ali Abdullah Salih (GPC)
Vice-president: Ali Salim al-Baid (YSP)

New cabinet announced following unification of north and south in May 1990

Position

Name

Party

Prime Minister

Haydar Abu Bakr al-Attas

YSP

Agriculture and Water

Sadiq Amin Abu Ra's

GPC

Awqaf and Guidance

Muhsin Muhammad al-Ulufi

GPC

Civil Service & Admin Reform

Muhammad al-Khadim al-Wajih

GPC

Communications

Ahmad Muhammad al-Anisi

GPC

Culture

Hasan Ahmad al-Lawzi

GPC

Defence

Haytham Qasim Tahir

YSP

Dep PM (Labour, Admin)

Muhammad Haydarah Masdus

YSP

Deputy PM (Defence)

Salih Ubayd Ahmad

YSP

Deputy PM (Internal)

Mujahid Yahya Abu Shawarib

Ba'ath

Education

Muhammad Abdullah al-Jayfi

GPC

Electricity and Water

Abd al-Wahhab Mahmoud abd al-Hamid

GPC

Expatriate Affairs

Salih Muntassar al-Siyali

YSP

Finance

Alawi Salih al-Salami

GPC

First Deputy Prime Minister

Hassan Muhammad Makki

GPC

Fish Resources

Salim Muhammad Jubran

YSP

Foreign Affairs

Abd al-Karim Ali al-Iryani

GPC

Health

Muhammad Ali Muqbil

GPC

Higher Education, Science

Ahmad Salim al-Qadi

???

Housing & Urban Planning

VACANT

???

Industry

Muhammad Sa'id al-Attar

GPC

Information

Muhammad Ahmad Jurhum

YSP

Interior

Ghalib al-Qumash

GPC

Justice

Abd al-Wasi Ahmad Salam

YSP

Labour/Vocational Training

Abd al-Rahman Dhaiban

???

Legal and Parliamentary affairs

Ismail Ahmad al-Wazir

GPC

Local Administration

Muhammad Sa'id Abdullah Muhsin

YSP

Oil and Minerals

Salih Abu Bakr Bin Husaynun

YSP

Planning and Development

Faraj Said bin Ghanim

YSP

Reconstruction

Abdullah Husayn al-Kurshumi

GPC

Social Security

Ahmad Muhammad Luqman

GPC

Supply and Trade

Fadl Muhsin Abdullah

YSP

Tourism

Muhammad Abdullah al-Arasi

YSP

Transport

Salih Abdullah Muthanna

YSP

Youth and Sports

Muhammad Ahmad al-Kabab

GPC

  


Government list, 1993

President: Ali Abdullah Salih (GPC)
Vice-president: Ali Salim al-Baid (YSP)

New cabinet announced following parliamentary election in April 1993

Position

Name

Party

Prime Minister

Haydar Abu Bakr al-Attas

YSP

First Deputy Prime Minister

Hassan Muhammad Makki

GPC

Deputy Prime Minister

Ahmad Abd al-Wahhab al-Anisi*

Islah

Deputy Prime Minister

Muhammad Haydarah Masdus

YSP

Deputy Prime Minister

Mujahid Yahya Abu Shawarib

Ba'ath

Agriculture

Sadiq Amin Abu Ra's

GPC

Awqaf and Guidance

Ghalib Abd al-Kafi al-Qirshi

Islah

Civil Service & Admin Reform

Yahya Husayn al-Arashi

GPC

Communications

Ahmad Muhammad al-Anisi

GPC

Construction

Abdullah Husayn al-Kurshumi

GPC

Culture

Jarallah Umar al-Kuhali

YSP

Defence

Haytham Qasim Tahir

YSP

Education

Abu Bakr al-Qirbi

GPC

Electricity and Water

Ahmad Ali al-Sallami

YSP

Finance

Alawi Salih al-Salami

GPC

Fish Resources

Fadl Muhsin Abdullah

YSP

Foreign Affairs

Muhammad Salim Basindwah

GPC

Health

Najib Sa'id Ghanim

Islah

Housing & Urban Planning

Muhammad Sa'id Abdullah Muhsin

YSP

Industry

Muhammad Sa'id al-Attar

GPC

Information

Hasan Ahmad al-Lawzi

GPC

Interior

Yahya Muhammad al-Mutawakkil

GPC

Justice

Abdullah Ahmad Ghanim

GPC

Legal and Parliamentary affairs

Abd al-Salam Khalid Karman*

Islah

Local Administration

Muhammad Hassan Dammaj

Islah

Oil and Minerals

Salih Abu Bakr Bin Husaynun

YSP

Planning and Development

Abd al-Karim Ali al-Iryani

GPC

Soc Security, Soc Affairs & Labour

Muhammad Ali Haytham

GPC

Supply and Trade

Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Qadir Bafadl

Islah

Transport

Salih Ubayd Ahmad

YSP

Youth and Sports

Muhammad Ahmad al-Kabab

GPC

* Additional appointments, June 10. ** Reportedly refused to take up post (May 31).


Government list, 1994

President: Ali Abdullah Salih (GPC) 
Vice-president: Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (GPC)

New cabinet announced: 6 October 1994 in aftermath of war

Position

Name

Party

Prime Minister

Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Ghani

GPC

Deputy Prime Minister

Ahmad Abd al-Wahhab al-Anisi

Islah

Agriculture and Water

Ahmad Salim al-Jabali

GPC

Awqaf and Guidance

Ghalib Abd al-Kafi al-Qirshi

Islah

Civil Service & Admin Reform

Sadiq Amin Abu Ra's

GPC

Communications

Ahmad Muhammad al-Anisi

GPC

Culture and tourism

Yahya Husayn al-Arashi

GPC

Defence

Abd al-Malik Ali al-Sayyani

GPC

Education

Abdu Ali al-Qubati

Islah

Electricity and Water

Abdallah Muhsin al-Akwa'a

Islah

Finance

Mohammed Ahmad al-Juneid

GPC

Fish Resources

Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Qadir Bafadl

Islah

Foreign Affairs

Abd al-Karim Ali al-Iryani*

GPC

Health

Najib Sa'id Ghanim

Islah

Housing & Urban Planning

Ali Hamid Sharaf

GPC

Industry

Muhammad Sa'id al-Attar*

GPC

Information

Muhammad Salim Basindwah

Ind?

Interior

Yahya Muhammad al-Mutawakkil

GPC

Justice

Abd al-Wahhab Lutfi al-Daylami

Islah

Legal and Parliamentary affairs

Abdullah Ahmad Ghanim*

GPC

Local Administration

Muhammad Hassan Dammaj

Islah

Oil and Minerals

Faisal Osman Bin Shamlan

Ind?

Planning and Development

Abd al-Qadir Bagammal*

GPC

Soc Security, Soc Affairs & Labour

Mohammed Abdullah al-Battani

GPC

Supply and Trade

Mohammad Abd al-Wahhab al-Jubari

Islah

Transport

Ahmad Musa'id Hussein

GPC

Youth and Sports

Abd al-Wahhab Rawih

GPC

* also a Deputy Prime Minister


Government list, 1996

President: Ali Abdullah Salih (GPC)
Vice-president: Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (GPC)

New cabinet announced: 10 October 1996

Position

Name

Party

Prime Minister

Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Ghani

GPC

Deputy Prime Minister

Ahmad Abd al-Wahhab al-Anisi

Islah

Agriculture and Water

Ahmad Salim al-Jabali

GPC

Awqaf and Guidance

Ghalib Abd al-Kafi al-Qirshi

Islah

Civil Service & Admin Reform

Sadiq Amin Abu Ra's

GPC

Communications

Ahmad Muhammad al-Anisi

GPC

Culture and tourism

Yahya Husayn al-Arashi

GPC

Defence

Abd al-Malik Ali al-Sayyani

GPC

Education

Abd al-Majid al-Makhlafi

Islah

Electricity and Water

Abdallah Muhsin al-Akwa'a

Islah

Expatriate Affairs

Fadhl bin Mohammed Aidarous al-Afif

GPC

Finance

Mohammed Ahmad al-Juneid

GPC

Fish Resources

Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Qadir Bafadl

Islah

Foreign Affairs

Abd al-Karim Ali al-Iryani*

GPC

Health

Najib Sa'id Ghanim

Islah

Housing & Urban Planning

Ali Hamid Sharaf

GPC

Industry

Ahmad Mohammed Soufan

GPC

Information

Abd al-Rahman al-Akwa'a

GPC

Interior

Hussein Mohammad Arab

Islah

Justice

Abd al-Wahhab Lutfi al-Daylami

Islah

Legal and Parliamentary affairs

Abdullah Ahmad Ghanim

GPC

Local Administration

Muhammad Hassan Dammaj

Islah

Oil and Minerals

Muhammad Sa'id al-Attar*

GPC

Planning and Development

Abd al-Qadir Bagammal*

GPC

Soc Security, Soc Affairs & Labour

Mohammed Abdullah al-Battani*

GPC

Supply and Trade

Abd al-Rahman Mohammed Ali Othman

GPC

Transport

Ahmad Musa'id Hussein

GPC*

Youth and Sports

Abd al-Wahhab Rawih

GPC

* also a Deputy Prime Minister


Government list, 1997

President: Ali Abdullah Salih (GPC) 
Vice-president: Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (GPC)

New cabinet announced: 15 May 1997; sworn in: 17 May 1997; resigned 29 April 1998

Position

Name

Party

Prime Minister

Faraj Said bin Ghanim

Ind

Agriculture and Water

Ahmad Salim al-Jabali

GPC

Civil Administration

Mohammed Ahmad al-Juneid

GPC

Communications

Ahmad Muhammad al-Anisi

GPC

Culture and tourism

Abd al-Malik Mansour

GPC

Defence

Muhammad Deifallah Muhammad

GPC

Education

Yahya Muhammad al-Shuaibi

GPC

Electricity and Water

Ali Hamid Sharaf

GPC

Expatriate Affairs

Abdullah Salih Saba'a

Ind

Finance

Alawi Salih al-Salami

GPC

Fish Resources

Ahmad Musa'id Hussein*

GPC

Foreign Affairs

Abd al-Karim Ali al-Iryani*

GPC

Health

Abdullah Abd al-Wali Nasher

Ind

Housing & Urban Planning

Abdullah Hussein al-Dafai

GPC

Industry

Ahmad Mohammed Soufan

GPC

Information

Abd al-Rahman al-Akwa'a

GPC

Interior

Hussein Mohammad Arab

GPC

Justice

Ismail Ahmad al-Wazir

GPC

Labour/Vocational Training

Muhammad al-Tayyib

GPC

Legal and Parliamentary affairs

Abdullah Ahmad Ghanim

GPC

Local Administration

Sadiq Amin Abu Ra's

GPC

Oil and Minerals

Muhammad al-Khadim al-Wajih

GPC

Planning and Development

Abd al-Qadir Bagammal*

GPC

Prime Ministry Affairs

Ahmad Ali al-Bishari

GPC

Religious Guidance

Ahmad Muhammad al-Shami

Haqq

Social Affairs and Welfare

Mohammed Abdullah al-Battani*

GPC

Supply and Trade

Abd al-Rahman Mohammed Ali Othman

GPC

Transport

Abd al-Malik Ali al-Sayyani

GPC

Youth and Sports

Abd al-Wahhab Rawih

GPC

* Also Deputy Prime Minister


Government list, 1998-2001

President: Ali Abdullah Salih (GPC)

Vice-president: Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (GPC)

Dr Abd al-Karim al-Iryani was temporarily appointed prime minister on 29 April 1998 following the resignation of Dr Farraj bin Ghanim. Two weeks later Dr Iryani was asked to form a government and the new cabinet was announced on 16 May 1998.

Position

Name

Party

Prime Minister

Abd al-Karim Ali al-Iryani

GPC

Agriculture and Irrigation

Ahmad Salim al-Jabali

GPC

Civil Administration

Mohammed Ahmad al-Juneid

GPC

Communications

Ahmad Muhammad al-Anisi

GPC

Culture and tourism

Abd al-Malik Mansour

GPC

Defence

Muhammad Deifallah Muhammad

GPC

Education

Yahya Muhammad al-Shuaibi

GPC

Electricity and Water

Ali Hamid Sharaf

GPC

Expatriate Affairs

Ahmad Ali al-Bishari

GPC

Finance

Alawi Salih al-Salami

GPC

Fish Resources

Ahmad Musa'id Hussein

GPC

Foreign Affairs

Abd al-Qadir Bagammal*

GPC

Health

Abdullah Abd al-Wali Nasher

Ind

Housing & Urban Planning

Abdullah Hussein al-Dafai

GPC

Industry

Abd al-Rahman Mohammed Ali Othman

GPC

Information

Abd al-Rahman al-Akwa'a

GPC

Interior

Hussein Mohammad Arab

GPC

Justice

Ismail Ahmad al-Wazir

GPC

Labour/Vocational Training

Muhammad al-Tayyib

GPC

Legal and Parliamentary affairs

Abdullah Ahmad Ghanim

GPC

Local Administration

Sadiq Amin Abu Ra's

GPC

Minister of State

Faisal Mahmoud Hassan Ali

GPC

Oil and Minerals

Muhammad al-Khadim al-Wajih

GPC

Parliamentary Affairs

Mutahar al-Sa'idi

GPC

Planning and Development

Ahmad Mohammed Soufan

GPC

Religious Guidance

Nasser al-Shaybani***

GPC

Social Affairs and Welfare

Mohammed Abdullah al-Battani

GPC

Supply and Trade

Abd al-Aziz al-Komaim

GPC

Transport

Abd al-Malik Ali al-Sayyani

GPC

Youth and Sports

Abd al-Wahhab Rawih

GPC

*** Appointed 12 September 1998 to replace Ahmad Muhammad al-Shami (al-Haqq party) who resigned on 8 September, 1998.

* = also deputy prime minister
Bold type indicates new ministers joining the government
Italics indicate ministers who have moved to a new post

The number of ministers increased from 29 (in the previous government) to 30.
Abdullah Hussein Saba'a, former minister for expatriate affairs, left the government. 

     

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